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Fraxinus latifolia - Benth.
                 
Common Name Oregon Ash
Family Oleaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rather deep, fertile, usually moist soils in the neighbourhood of streams near the coast[60, 82].
Range Western N. America - Washington to California.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Fraxinus latifolia Oregon Ash


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Fraxinus latifolia Oregon Ash
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Physical Characteristics
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Fraxinus latifolia is a deciduous Tree growing to 20 m (65ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower in April, and the seeds ripen in October. The flowers are dioecious (individual flowers are either male or female, but only one sex is to be found on any one plant so both male and female plants must be grown if seed is required) and are pollinated by Wind.The plant is not self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Synonyms
F. oregona.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Canopy;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses


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Anthelmintic;  Febrifuge;  Vulnerary.

The pulverised fresh roots were used by some native North American Indian tribes to treat serious wounds[213, 257]. A cold infusion of the twigs has been used to treat fevers[257]. The bark is anthelmintic[257].
Other Uses
Shelterbelt;  Wood.

A fairly wind resistant tree, it can be grown as part of a shelterbelt planting[200]. Wood - hard, brittle, light, coarse grained. A valuable timber tree, it is largely used for making furniture, the interiors of buildings, cooperage etc, and as a fuel[46, 61, 82, 171].
Cultivation details
Prefers a deep loamy soil, even if it is on the heavy side[1, 200]. Most members of this genus are gross feeders and require a rich soil[11, 200]. Plants succeed when growing in exposed positions[200] and also in alkaline soils[11]. They tolerate atmospheric pollution[200]. A fast growing tree for its first 75 years in the wild, it then grows slowly reaching a maximum age of 250 years[229]. This species is closely related to F. pennsylvanica[200]. Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
Propagation
The seed is best harvested green - as soon as it is fully developed but before it has fully dried on the tree - and can then be sown immediately in a cold frame[80]. It usually germinates in the spring[80]. Stored seed requires a period of cold stratification and is best sown as soon as possible in a cold frame[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions or a nursery bed in late spring or early summer of the following year. If you have sufficient seed then it is possible to sow it directly into an outdoor seedbed, preferably in the autumn. Grow the seedlings on in the seedbed for 2 years before transplanting either to their permanent positions or to nursery beds.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Fraxinus americanaWhite Ash12
Fraxinus angustifoliaNarrow-Leaved Ash10
Fraxinus bungeanaXiao Ye Qin02
Fraxinus chinensis rhynchophyllaHua Qu Liu02
Fraxinus excelsiorAsh, European ash, Common Ash22
Fraxinus floribundaHimalayan Ash22
Fraxinus hookeri 00
Fraxinus longicuspis 01
Fraxinus nigraBlack Ash01
Fraxinus ornusManna Ash, Flowering ash33
Fraxinus pennsylvanicaRed Ash, Green ash, Water Ash11
Fraxinus quadrangulataBlue Ash00
Fraxinus sieboldianaAsh00
Fraxinus texensisTexas White Ash00
Fraxinus velutinaArizona Ash, Velvet ash, Modesto Ash, Fantex Ash00
Fraxinus xanthoxyloides 00
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